The school put on a matinee performance of the show on Monday the 5th of February and around 150 primary school pupils came along from Severne Primary and The Oaklands. Not only did the children come along to enjoy the show, it is hoped that spending some time in the secondary school environment will help with the transition when they start in Year 7 themselves.
Ninestiles learners put on a fabulous show, charting the journey of Oliver Twist through Dickensian London and the challenges of a Victorian childhood. There was also a lot of hard work going on behind the scenes, where a team of young people worked on everything from the lights to the scenery. Evening performances of the show will continue throughout the week before the final curtain on Wednesday.
The Performing Arts department at Ninestiles, an Academy aims to create confident, creative and informed young people with a love of performing and the collaborative skills for professional life after school. Lessons are sequenced so that learners cover both the creative and technical aspects of the arts subjects.
Mr Alex Hughes, Principal at Ninestiles, an Academy said:
“I want to give a standing ovation to everyone who has worked so hard to make our production of Oliver a success. I know the primary school children that came along really enjoyed the show and the experience of being in a secondary school environment and I can’t wait for the rest of the performances!”